Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability

House Bill 2804, 84th Texas Legislature (2015), established the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability. The purpose of the commission is to develop and make recommendations for new systems of student assessment and public school accountability. The commission will submit a report to the governor and legislature that recommends statutory changes to improve the state’s systems of student assessment and public school accountability by September 1, 2016.

House Bill 2804 (outside source)
Commission Overview
Commission Membership 
Commission Member Contact Information
Commission Operating Procedures
Commission Support Page
Commission Framework 

Meeting Schedule

All commission meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

Open Meetings Act (outside source)

Fifth Meeting of the Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: American Institutes for Research (AIR), 4700 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX, 78723, Conference Center, Located on the First Floor
Agenda
Plan for Developing Recommendations and Final Report   
Video Archive

Fourth Meeting of the Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: American Institutes for Research (AIR), 4700 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX, 78723, Conference Center, Located on the First Floor
Agenda 
Detailed Agenda 
Minutes 
Video Archive
Meeting Materials

Presentations
The Future of Assessment in Texas: Realizing the Promise of Educational Assessment—presented by Dr. James Pellegrino  
State Accountability System Examples—presented by Mariann Lemke  
A–F School Grading—presented by Christy Hovanetz 
FAST and Smart: Strategies for Identifying Effective and Efficient Schools—presented by Lori Taylor  
What We Need—presented by Paul Haeberlen  

Third Meeting of the Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701, State Board of Education, Room 1-104
Agenda
Detailed Agenda
Minutes
Video archive 
Meeting Materials
Working Session Notes
Presentation
Shifts in Assessment and Accountability Policy Under the Every Student Succeeds Act—presented by Robert Stonehill and David English  

Second Meeting of the Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: State Capitol Building, House Appropriations Hearing Room, located at the Capitol Extension, Floor E1, Room E1.030, 1100 N. Congress, Austin, TX 78701
Agenda 
Detailed Agenda
Minutes
Video archive
Presentations
Career and College Readiness: A State Perspectivepresented by Mike Morath
The SAT® Suite of Assessments: What Do They Tell Us About College & Career Readiness?—presented by Matt Lisk 
ACT® & College and Career Readiness—presented by John Clark
Recommendations to the Commission On Behalf of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium—presented by Dr. Karen Rue and Dr. Dawson Orr
 

First Meeting of the Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: State Capitol Building, House Appropriations Hearing Room, located at the Capitol Extension, Floor E1, Room E1.030, 1100 N. Congress, Austin, TX 78701
Agenda 
Minutes
Video archive
Meeting Materials  
Presentations (also included in Meeting Materials link)
10 Principles of AccountabilityTen principles for test-based accountability systems as presented by Dr. Andrew Ho
History of State Assessment in TexasAn overview of the Texas assessment program as presented by Dr. Gloria Zyskowski
History of State Accountability in TexasAn overview of the state accountability system in Texas as presented by Shannon Housson

Future Meeting Dates

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016